Thursday, August 17, 2017

Carousel owner and entrepreneur could go to jail

A 48-year-old entrepreneur and carousel owner in Yekaterinburg could face up to six years in prison after an injury occurred on the ride earlier in August.

A 10-year-old schoolgirl was injured on Ashot Minasyan's New Swan carousel when one of the figures fell over. The girl fell from a height of approximately three meters and was hospitalized with a concussion, UralInformByuro reports.

The incident occurred on August 8 in Yekaterinburg's JBI neighborhood near the Kirov supermarket. Preliminary evaluations of the carousel determined that the fall was the result of a malfunctioning draft mechanism and its subsequent rollover. The investigation also determined that the carousel lacked multiple safety standards, according to UralInformByuro.

The mechanic for the ride allegedly lacked training and required aptitude on the device. The carousel allegedly lacked needed service documentation, safety instructions and job descriptions as well.

Nicholas Kurnosov, the deputy head of the investigation department of the Kirov district of Yekaterinburg, said that Minasyan was arrested and would be charged under Part 2, st.238 of the Criminal Code. The charge was related to providing services that do not meet safety requirements.